Categories for home buyer tips

PSA- Wire Transfer Security

Real Estate Fraud Alert- Wire Transfers Recently in the MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors) area, there have been instances of attempted fraud. Basically what is happening is that when people are in the process of buying or selling homes and have to wire money to the title company prior ...

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Down Payment Assistance

Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance A lot of home buyers come to me looking for down payment assistance programs and honestly, I haven’t previously been able to keep up with them. Not for a lack of trying, but there are a couple of thousand Down Payment Assistance, Affordable First Mortgage ...

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Housing Market Update

So this morning I got an email from the Indiana Association of Realtors… and it is one of my favorites. Indiana Realtors Housing Data! (February 2019) While the information can be a little dry for people who don’t work in this industry, it is how we take the real estate ...

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Home Inspection Problems

So the home you are wanting to buy has a lot of problems showing up on the home inspection report. What do you do now? Well the first thing you want to do is thank your home inspector, because if they listed problems (especially the ones you didn’t notice), then ...

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How much cash?

I want to buy a house, how much cash do I need? When you are buying a home, how much cash you need to have on hand depends on multiple factors. Some of those are the type of financing you plan to use, how thoroughly you want to check out ...

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Two great examples.

Buying or selling a home? Use a Realtor. Two examples of why you should use a Realtor when buying or selling a home. In full disclosure, these tales actually happened. Names are excluded to protect the guilty and innocent alike. Enjoy them and learn from their lesson rather than feeling ...

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Having a new home built.

“I am going to have a new custom home built, should I use a Realtor?” Before I came into this industry, my answer would have been an unequivocal no. Now I say yes. The discerning reader would assume that this change of heart come from the fact that I would ...

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Real Estate Advice

Real Estate Advice: Your friends are great, but here’s why you should see a professional. Very seldom does a realty consult or even a simple conversation about real estate go by without me hearing about something that a potential client does not think they can do, because of the advice ...

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